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Study groups

Anyone who is a member of the Washington School of Psychiatry may organize a study group, and may determine its members, schedule and focus. These groups can be ongoing, meeting with a closed or open enrollment, or they can be short-term; for example, a group might meet for several sessions prior to the arrival of a distinguished speaker and focus on that person’s contributions.

Members may earn continuing education credit for their participation if appropriate steps for planning and documentation are taken. All of the same requirements for recording attendance, learning objectives, presenter cv's and conflict of interest disclosure and evaluations of the programs that apply to the school's other educational offerings must be met for credit hours to be issued. There is no fee for participation in a study group, but group members must be members of the Washington School of Psychiatry. New study groups are formed throughout the year. For more information contact the School.

Aging – Study Group in Psychotherapy with Older Patients

This group is coordinated by the Center for the Study of Psychotherapies for the Aging and meets monthly in Washington. The group approach is trifocal: literary, gerontological, and most important, clinical. For information call Carol Hausman, 202-966-7851, or Mary Welker, 202-537-9351×323.

Attachment Study Group

This study group reviews current literature on Attachment Theory specifically geared toward clinical implications. Meetings are the second Friday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information call Mauricio Cortina, 301-562-1950.

Chevy Chase Study Group on Women’s Contributions to Psychoanalysis

Group members draw on their clinical experiences and personal biographies, as well as readings reviewing the psychoanalytic contributions of women (and men) pertaining to gender and society. The Group meets the fourth Friday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW. For information call Eileen McClatchy, 301-654-0555, or Suzanne Fuchs, 202-833-3611.

CIMBS Study Group

The group studies psychodynamic therapy using Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems. For information contact Pam Doser, 301-263-0052.

The Couch and the Tree: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism

Members study Buddhist psychology and meditation as applied to psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Meetings are the third Monday of the month from 12 noon to 1:30. For information call Anne Burrows, 202-244-8855.

Hagerstown Study Group

This group focuses on readings and case material for the understanding and treatment implications of borderline phenomena arising in an outpatient mental health setting. The group meets at The Mental Health Center in Hagerstown, MD, Wednesdays at 8:45 AM. Membership is open. For information contact Robin Mustain 301-652-3744.

Lacan Study Group

The group’s focus is on tracing the development of Lacan’s thought from its Freudian roots. Norma Schwartz is consultant to this group. Meetings are from 7:45 to 9:10 a.m. every other Friday in the WSP conference room. For more information contact Norma Schwartz, 301-762-3696.